2020 Democrat: 'My DM's are open and I actually read & respond'

2020 Democrat: 'My DM's are open and I actually read & respond'
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Rep. Tim RyanTimothy (Tim) John RyanDemocratic strategist predicts most 2020 candidates will drop out in late fall The Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump hits media over 'send her back' coverage The Hill's Campaign Report: Second debate lineups set up high-profile clash MORE (D-Ohio) let voters know of a way to interact with him regarding his long-shot 2020 presidential bid: Twitter. 

"Little secret. My DM's are open and I actually read & respond to messages," Ryan tweeted Sunday.

Ryan is one of more than 24 Democrats seeking the party nomination. The native Ohioan is running on a message of creating a system that works "for all Americans," and on a story of growing up in the Rust Belt.

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Ryan qualified for the first debate and will face nine of his challengers Wednesday night, including Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenWarren warns another 'economic crash' is coming The Hill's Morning Report — Mueller Time: Dems, GOP ready questions for high-stakes testimony Biden's lead narrows in early voting states: poll MORE (D-Mass.).

Ten more candidates will debate on Thursday night. 

To qualify for the next round of debates, Ryan will need to gain more individual donors and reach at least 2 percent in recognized polls to meet the Democratic National Committee standards. 

The crowded field grew even larger Sunday with the addition of former Rep. Joe Sestak (D-Pa.) who announced his candidacy for the White House.